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Studium Generale | Freedom Lecutre: Fear and Security in an Age of Terror by Frank Furedi

When:Mo 01-05-2017 20:00 - 21:30
Where:Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

What determines the impact of an act of terror is how society responds to it. The fear of terror can sometimes exact a greater cost to society than its impact. Too often an act of terror incite governments to curb our freedoms on the ground it is necessary to trade-off liberties for security. However the answer to ter­rorism is to not less but more freedom. Instead of playing their game and allow ourselves to change the way we live our lives it is necessary to celebrate the freedoms afforded by an open society. The way to deal with fear is through engaging in acts of active solidarity. In his Freedom Lecture Frank Furedi argues that trading off freedom does not make us more secure only more fearful. ‘You either live freedom or you lose it!’

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